Merit has been one of the best and most effective tools we have for engaging and supporting student success as well as promoting the full college experience. Despite budget cuts, we have fought to keep Merit in our communication arsenal because of its importance to strategic goals. In my 23 years as a marketing director, I have found no communication tool more powerful and impressive than Merit.
Merit is by far one of the best solutions for education and higher ed.
The Office of Public Relations is charged with building JSU’s brand and reputation by promoting stories about student success. Merit measurably increases our ability to share student news and achievements to key stakeholders and influencers in a fraction of the time.
Can I tell you, Merit is the best. You have superior customer service, make things easy, and the Merit software is so easy to use. There’s nothing you haven’t thought of.
Merit is quickly becoming a critical strategy for how we tell the story of our institution. Our students are doing amazing things and we want to ensure that our most important audiences are hearing about their accomplishments. With Merit, we can clearly demonstrate what it means to be part of a comprehensive public research university community.
One of the best things for SEMO is that Merit helps us automate a lot of the processes of getting our brand and our students successes out in front of their own constituents, their own families, their own communities. That’s great for us and recruiting, and also great for the students and their families. I think they are really proud of it.
I LOVE using Merit AI! We already spend so much time crafting Achievers stories for our students across campus, but we don’t have the bandwidth to turn each story into an individual hometown press release. Merit does that for you and it’s SO easy to send them. It really makes the ROI so much higher on the stories you are already writing.
Getting notifications of awards for our alumni is a valuable aspect of Merit — it is hard to rely on alumni to share their good news with us. Merit has a clean look and is easy to navigate. We put the information into our newsletters and other communications.
Merit is awesome! Their customer service runs circles around other companies. Can’t thank them enough.
Merit has truly transformed our PR office and we are so grateful for the help you and your team have provided along the way. It’s a pleasure working with you all!
Merit helps us build relationships with our students. The students get the sense that, “Oh, LMU cares about me because they sent me this notification.” It’s gratifying to look at the reports and see how many local newspapers I’m reaching.
By using Merit, in just one year we reached more than 1,800 newspapers. We couldn’t have imagined doing that before. Just 34 Merit stories generated 6,500+ press releases and let us publicly recognize tens of thousands of students.
The great thing about Merit is they listen to our needs and react effectively.”
Merit is an invaluable way for our school to follow and promote achievements of our alumni. Sharing these stories of alumni success can inspire our current students to achieve, and it helps our school demonstrate our role in positive outcomes.
This is really cool… I have a couple of seniors who are applying to Knox, and this is exactly why. You care about your students! This makes me really happy — Thank you!
I really enjoy the alumni update emails we receive. It’s a great way for us to stay informed about what our alumni are accomplishing after high school. Our own media and communications staff even use them in our community communications. They are useful in so many ways. Thank you and keep them coming!
Merit gives us the opportunity to reach a wider audience in an efficient manner.
The comprehensive reporting built right into Merit makes it easy to report our Merit success to the campus!
We have a huge online program, with students from every state except for two. Before Merit, there was just no way to reach that far. For us to be able to recognize all our students in their hometowns is huge. The exposure that comes with that is just not something we’d be able to get in other ways.
When a Merit email pops up in the inbox, it is immediately copied and pasted into next week’s ‘College News’ column of our paper.
We are constantly gathering content from across campus in order to build a repository of stories that we can publish on our website and send to specific stakeholders. Merit AI is great because it leverages what we’re already doing to create achievements and press releases and we don’t have to do any extra work. It’s a very clever feature.
I enjoy using Merit and seeing all the success we are having with it.
Media and public relations professionals are moving at a fast pace and we want to get our stories to the media efficiently and easily. Merit is my answer. It is a very intuitive platform, making sending a press release very easy, while still giving our college a professional look. Merit’s Newsroom helps you build lists in all different news markets and makes it easy to add your own contacts to those lists.